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William Powell at Warner Bros.



The Road to Singapore, High Pressure, Private Detective 62, The Key. William Powell’s romantic, comic and mystery talents are on display in 4 films from his 1931-34 tenure at Warner.

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When William Powell signed with Warner Bros., he did more than find a new studio home for his urbane sophistication – it was there he solidified himself as a leading man. Culled from the nine 1931-34 films Powell made at Warner, these four films variously draw on the star’s renowned romantic, comic and sleuthing talents. The Road to Singapore (1931): The roving eye of boozing playboy Powell settles on a blonde (Doris Kenyon) disenchanted with her neglectful husband (Louis Calhern). High Pressure (1931): Powell’s roguish wit is in high gear as he plays a garrulous promoter selling investors on a scheme to make ersatz rubber. Private Detective 62 (1933): Private eye Powell falls for the socialite (Margaret Lindsay) he’s supposed to frame. The Key (1934): In volatile 1920 Dublin, British officer Powell sacrifices his freedom for the woman he loves (Edna Best) and her political-captive husband (Colin Clive). Initial quantities of this release will be traditionally replicated (pressed) in anticipation of high consumer demand.

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    4.0

    Two Michael Curtiz films

    By Wilton

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      Comments about William Powell at Warner Bros.:

      The two films directed by Michael Kurtiz are minor classics of the Powell style, setting the tone for most of Powell's later work, both in detective work and mixed noble/shameful romance. It is rather amazing how little Powell's style changed from 1933 to the later movies.

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      Early Look at a Master of Acting

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        Comments about William Powell at Warner Bros.:

        I am always on the lookout for a William Powell movie. And this one is four of them in one. Each performance builds on the next and it is easy to see from these films why William was such a success in the Thin Man series.

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        Classic Hollywood at its BEST

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          I gave this set as a gift to myself. I've loved William Powell for a LONG time, falling in love with Nick Charles. He actually started my interest in collecting the classics. Imagine my surprise that he was a top level star before the THIN MAN years. Imagine a four film set of lively, Pre-Code Powell, beautifully remastered. When one of those films is a long missing gem called THE KEY, it's a GRAND SLAM! Thank You, Warner Archives!

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